Friday, June 18, 2010

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers| Mojo

There's something so appealing about Tom Petty. You can just tell he's a great guy -honest and dependable. This may be complete projection, and if it's not true and he's a jerk, so be it. I will just live in my little Tom Petty love bubble.

The solid-as-a-rock, "I trust this guy" vibe is an important element to his music making and songwriting, and it is in full effect on "Mojo", the new Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album. His mojo, his magic, is his relatability

You believe that what he writes about happens or could happen to someone. Simple stories about everyday life and everyday feelings. The songs roll by like the countryside outside of a car window on a long cross-country drive. There are real people living lives of joy and struggle in these towns, in these songs. The musical landscape of the record is familiar, but Tom and the Heartbreakers are definitely cutting a new path. Favorite songs "Let Yourself Go", "Jefferson Jericho Blues" and "Something Good Coming". I'll play several songs tonight on Uncharted Waters on mvyradio at 9PM ET (replay on Sunday at 9PM ET).